New and Improved! Characters in Flight operated by Aérophile takes you up in a giant tethered balloon 400 feet above Downtown Disney Area! Ascend in the sky for approximately 8 to 10 minutes and experience a breathtaking, 360–degree view of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. And you’d know those silhouettes anywhere — it’s Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Dumbo and other characters from some of Disney’s most famous films! See them across the surface of the internally illuminated balloon that rises above you! It’s a special design just for the Walt Disney World Resort. This whimsical balloon — the Aéro30 — was built by Aérophile S.A., a company with headquarters in Paris, France. It’s the world’s largest tethered gas balloon! The balloon itself is attached to a gondola that is 19 feet in diameter and holds up to 29 Guests and the pilot at a time. Guests board from a specially designed platform and then, once in the air, revel in a spectacular view of vistas up to 10 miles away! Weather permitting, the hours of operation are every day from 8:30 a.m. to midnight.
Ticket Prices: $18 Adult (tax included) – Guests ages 10 and up $12 Children (tax included) – Guests ages 3 – 9 Free- Guests 2 and under
Tickets may be purchased at the attraction’s ticket window.
Guest Policies Guests under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Gondola is wheelchair accessible with assistance. Guests must transfer from an Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV). Weather conditions determine the number of Guests who may board the gondola in any given flight. All flights and times subject to change due to inclement weather.